indyank - 3:24 am on Jun 20, 2011 (gmt 0)
Ok. So you are saying that you had rewritten content in those articles to make them unique. I was saying the same thing in my original question. But my actual question was did you rewrite them completely or added more content to those pages to make them unique. I am trying to understand this as it will help in deciding whether to retain the manufacturer's description for google.
I feel that retaining the manufacturer's descriptions is useful for users, though it shouldn't be the only content on the page.If google is expecting people to add their own 100% content for products, without retaining any manufacturer's description, it isn't good for users.It is a case where the page is fine for users and all other search engines except Google.
such pages which are linked but a link google can not follow, are also set to no index no follow, so they removed from search engine indexes.
i guess you are saying that you added the nofollow tag to all links to them from within your site.If you are saying that you added "noindex, nofollow" to those thin pages, then it is something different.You are only preventing the googlebot from following links on those thin pages, but not the pages themselves.